LCD Monitor: The Kodak EasyShare C143 has a bright 2.7" LCD
monitor featuring approximately 230,000 dots for framing your shots and
viewing your recorded images. The camera has no separate optical viewfinder.
There are three LCD Monitor settings: Auto, High Power and Power Save.
Face Detection Technology: The C143 features face detection
technology which automatically locates faces and adjusts the camera settings for
optimum shots of family and friends.
For optimal image quality, the camera uses a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with
approximately 12.5-million total pixels and 12-million effective pixels.
The C143 has a built-in internal 32MB memory. Only approximately 19 MB is
available for recording still or moving images (with mono audio).
The camera can also record on optional SD or SDHC Memory Cards with a capacity
of up to 32GB. When the Image Storage setting is Auto, the camera stores images
on an SD card if one is inserted. If not, the image is stored in the internal
memory. The Internal Memory setting always stores the image on the internal
memory, even if a card is installed.
Image Formats: Still images are recorded in
JPEG (Exif 2.21), while movies are recorded in AVI format (CODEC:
Motion JPEG, Audio: μ-Law).
Still Image Resolution/Aspect Ratio: The C143 can record
pictures in three aspect ratios: 4:3 (default), 3:2 (best choice for 4x6
prints), and 16:9 (best choice for viewing on an HDTV). You can choose from the
following still image resolutions in each aspect ratio:
||12 MP: 4000 x 3000
6 MP: 2880 x 2160
3 MP: 2048 x 1536
1 MP: 1280 x 960
||10 MP: 4000 x 2664
9 MP: 4000 x 2248
2 MP: 1920 x 1080
Video Capture: The C143 can record video
VGA resolution (640 x 480 @ 30 fps). Maximum file size for Standard Definition video is 4 GB.
Optics: The camera features an f/2.9-f/5.2 3x Optical Zoom Lens. Combined with the 5x digital zoom, the telephoto capabilities
are extended to
a total zoom of approximately 15x. The lens has a focal length of 32-96mm (35mm equivalent).
Focus/Exposure Zone: The camera
utilizes TTL (through-the-lens) automatic focusing and exposure with selectable focus areas:
- Face Priority: If faces are detected, they receive
focus and exposure priority. If no faces are detected, the camera
automatically switches to Multi-Zone.
- Multi-Zone: Evaluates 5 zones to give an even picture focus.
Ideal for general picture taking.
- Center-Zone: Evaluates the small area centered in the lens. Ideal
when you need precise focus.
AF Control: You can choose from the following AF settings:
- Single AF: Focuses only when the
shutter button is pressed halfway down.
- Continuous AF: The camera is always focusing,
need to press the shutter button halfway down to focus. This method uses
more battery power.
The camera features the following focus ranges:
- 0.3' to infinity (W)
- 1.1' to infinity (T)
- 3.9"-31.5" (W)
- 13.8' to 39.4' (T)
Shooting Modes: The C143 has a Mode button on the top of the camera
for selecting the following shooting modes:
- Smart Capture: Kodak's innovative Smart Capture feature
automatically adjusts camera settings for great pictures in just about
any environment. Smart Capture utilizes intelligent scene detection,
capture control (exposure, focus, ISO), and image processing.
- Program: For advanced picture taking, you're allowed more
access to manual settings than Smart Capture.
- Video: For capturing video with sound.
- Scene: Point-and-shoot simplicity when taking pictures in the
following situations: Portrait, Sport, Landscape, High ISO, Close-up, Flower, Sunset,
Backlight, Candle light, Children, Manner/Museum, Text, Beach, Snow,
Fireworks, Self-portrait, Night portrait, Night Landscape, Blur
Reduction, Panorama L-R or R-L, and Panning
The C143 has a built-in
flash. You can select Auto (flash fires in low
light), Fill (flash always fires), Red Eye (pre-flash fires before the main
flash to reduce red eye phenomenon) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The
flash has a working range (@ ISO 400) of 1' to 13.1' in Wide Angle and 1.6' to 6.6' in
Note: In addition to Red Eye flash mode, the camera can be set
to digitally correct red eye without the pre-flash firing.
Color Modes: You can
choose the look and feel of the photos you take by selecting one of the
following Color Mode effects: Vivid Color,
Full Color, Basic Color, Black & White, or Sepia.
Burst Shooting: When the Burst Mode is selected, you can
take up to 3 pictures in quick succession (about 1.5 frames per second) while
the shutter button is held down. The focus and exposure are set with the
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
You can choose from the following white
balance settings (available in Program and Panorama modes):
the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting
Daylight: for recording in natural outdoor lighting
corrects the orange cast of incandescent light bulbs.
corrects the green cast of fluorescent lighting.
- Open Shade: for pictures in shade of natural lighting
The ISO speed can be set to 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or Auto (80-400).
Self-Timer: The self-timer starts when the shutter button is
pressed. The delay time can be set to 10 seconds (so you have time to get into
the scene), 2 seconds (for a steady shutter release on a tripod), or 2 Picture
the 2 Picture Timer mode, the first picture is taken after a 10-second delay, and the
second picture is taken 8 seconds later.
Long Time Exposure: You can choose how long the shutter
stays open, normally in low-light conditions. It is recommended that a tripod be
used for long exposures. You can choose from the following long exposure times:
0.5, 1, 2, 4, or 8 seconds.
Multimedia Slide Show: You can create a multimedia slide
show to display your pictures and videos on the LCD. You can select which
pictures/videos to show, or show them all. You can also customize the slide show
with music and your choice of transitions. Slide shows can be saved for later
replay if you desire.
The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental
viewing a still picture, you can magnify the image
up to 8x. You can also pan around the zoomed image to view a particular portion
of the picture.
Share Button: Using the Share button on the back of the
camera, you can automatically send your pictures to social networking websites,
such as flickr, facebook, Kodak Gallery, or YouTube. Pictures can also be sent
to individual e-mail address or Kodak Pulse Wireless Picture Frames.
Tagging Images: The C143 lets you "tag" your photos to make
them easy to find later. Pictures can be tagged using keywords (birthday,
vacation) or person's names. The camera can learn to recognize people by name
when face technology is used and names and faces are matched.
Printing Images: The C143 is compatible with PictBridge technology,
allowing you to print directly to a PictBridge enabled printer via USB cable.
When printing, you can select one of the following options:
- Current Picture: You can select the picture you want to print,
then choose the number of copies.
- Tagged Picture: You can print pictures that are tagged for
printing, and choose a print size.
- Index Print: You can print thumbnails of all pictures, and, if
the printer is capable, select a print size.
- All Pictures: You can print all pictures in the internal memory
or on a card, then choose the number of copies.
- Image Storage: Lets you access Auto or Internal Memory.
The Kodak EasyShare C143 is powered by two "AA" alkaline batteries (supplied).
The camera can also use AA Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable or AA
Lithium batteries. Fully charged alkaline batteries have enough power for
approximately 180 pictures.
EasyShare Software: The C143's software must be downloaded
from the internet.
When you connect your camera to your computer, and the computer is online, the
Kodak Software Downloader automatically
runs. The software is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating
systems. With the software,
you can do the following:
- Organize your pictures with your own tags and star ratings, then use the
search feature to quickly find any picture in your collection.
- Edit your pictures with ease--select from a variety of simple tools that
reduce red-eye, improve lighting, remove wrinkles and blemishes, and add
- Create photo projects online or at home-choose from hundreds of
templates and designs to create album pages, cards, invitations and much
- Share your photos and videos with family and friends at Kodak
Gallery, flickr, facebook, or YouTube. You can also share pictures via
e-mail or Kodak Pulse digital photo frames.
- Operating System:
- Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or later
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
- Macintosh OS X
10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or higher
- Pentium 4 1.4 GHz processor or higher
- 1 GB RAM and 64 MB video RAM
- 300 MB hard drive disk space available
- CD-ROM drive
- Available USB port (USB v1.1 or higher)
- 1024 x 768 display resolution